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Remainders: A teacher who worked at KIPP turns from “reform”

  • A former KIPP teacher explains how he lost faith in the dominant “reform” narrative. (Ed News Colorado)
  • The Gates Foundation, which once ejected me from a meeting, wants to be more transparent. (AP)
  • A Duncan aide passed off a fictional Chicken Soup for the Soul story as true. (Virginian-Pilot)
  • First-year teachers should speak up and ask for help, but be ready to hold their own hands. (Miss Brave)
  • At a Chicago “turnaround” high schools, the first day began with a “zero tolerance” declaration. (Catalyst)
  • The best metaphor for school policy fads might be a hurricane, not a pendulum. (Larry Cuban)
  • Back-to-school fashion tips from frugal, reasonable, dress-code-adhering Hollywood. (Daily News)
  • “Waiting for Superman” director Davis Guggenheim thinks teachers are most important. (HuffPost)
  • Dan Brown thinks Davis Guggenheim’s prescriptions for improving teaching are flawed. (HuffPost)
  • Staffers at the U.S. Department of Education are very miserable, a survey says. (Politics K12)
  • Some charter schools might get left out of the $10 billion edu-jobs bill funding. (Politics K12)